U.N. Launches $378-Million Plan To Help Over 1 Million People In Lebanon

U.N. Launches $378-Million Plan To Help Over 1 Million People In Lebanon

The United Nations has announced a $378.5-million emergency aid plan to support the most vulnerable people in Lebanon.

Launched in coordination with NGO partners, the plan will provide life-saving humanitarian aid to 1.1 million of the most vulnerable Lebanese and migrants affected by the prevailing crisis, according to a statement by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

It complements UNRWA programs and Lebanon’s crisis response plan to Syrian and Palestinian refugees and the communities hosting them.

“Lebanon is grappling with an economic and financial meltdown, COVID-19, and the disastrous human impact of the Beirut Port explosions one year ago, as well as the impact of the Syrian crisis,” the statement noted.

The 12-month plan defines the most vulnerable individuals as groups of Lebanese and migrants who have been impacted by the crisis.

Women, children, and men who desperately need help will receive direct assistance through this initiative, U.N. OCHA said.

This announcement comes a few days after the U.N. hosted, alongside France, an international conference to support Lebanon on the first anniversary of the August 4 Beirut Port Explosion.

The conference ended up raising a total of $370 million in aid for Lebanon.

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